We live in a 2-bedroom apartment directly on the Rhine river in beautiful Basel, Switzerland. Our balcony looks out on the river and is great for people watching. It's a 20-min walk to a smaller river and forest where dogs can be let off leash. There are also two Rhine beaches where dogs are allowed to swim.
Our apartment is situated in "small Basel" (Kleinbasel) and you can walk into the heart of town in 10 minutes. The bus to the airport (30 min) and to both the Swiss and German train stations (15 min) is just outside our door.
We need a house and pet sitter from 01 Mar - 28 May 2023 for our loving 8-year-old Lab x Kelpie (Alaska) and two adorable 2-year-old black cats (brothers Ash and Raven). Alaska requires a lot of exercise (she needs to be walked twice a day). Our cats spend most of the day in the endless courtyards behind our apartment but are kept indoors at night.
Basel is an international and lively cultural hub with incredible museums, and the Swiss Alps are easily accessible by train. Spring in Basel is beautiful, especially the poppies and wild garlic in the nearby forest. As soon as the sun is out, the promenade along the Rhine becomes very lively, with everyone enjoying drinks in so-called Büvette, shipping containers made into bars along the river. Cycling is a wonderful Swiss pastime and we have several bikes to choose from. We do not have a car.
We look forward to hearing from you!